weight-bearing cast

weight-bearing cast

cast applied to foot and lower leg to protect foot tissues from weight-bearing forces and stress during ambulation; prior to application, the foot and lower leg are wrapped in protective soft wadding bandage, with additional layers over bony prominences; several layers of casting bandage are applied (with 50% overlap at each turn) whilst the assistant supports the limb and the foot is held in neutral (90° to lower leg); finished cast is massaged during setting to ensure a smooth even fit; cast sole is reinforced with a walking support/rubber rocker (see bi-valve cast)
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The patients were treated by a non weight-bearing cast for 6 weeks and a partial weight-bearing cast for another 6 weeks supplemented with rehabilitation exercises.
Providing his recovery goes as planned he will progress to a partial weight-bearing cast after that.
Stress Fracture Healing Rates Vary by Approach Intervention Success Rate Non-weight-bearing cast for 6 weeks 70/73 (96%) Non-weight-bearing cast for less than 6 weeks 17/22 (77%) Weight-bearing cast and/or rest 41/92 (45%) Surgery with open reduction and internal fixation 54/66 (82%) Source: Dr.